We’re all looking for ways to make life simpler. From the everyday to work life. One little thing we can do to be better organised is to get some keychains. We’ve already looked at all the ingenious uses for bungee cords, but there’s even more you can do with them, like making a handy bungee cord keychain.
The benefits of a bungee cord keychain
No scratched phone screens: Carrying keys in pockets mixed with smartphones is not ideal – nobody wants to scratch their phone screens. A bungee cord keychain can be attached to your belt where you can easily access your go-to keys without worrying about damaging your phone
Organisation: You may have a few different bunches of keys too, so some organisation is, well, key! That’s where a bungee cord keychain comes in. You can create separate chains for different keys to make life simpler. Maybe you want a blue bungee keychain for work keys, and a black one for domestic keys? Easily sort your keys to improve your organisation
Security: Using hook clasps, or just the keyring, you can attach them to belts, zips, anywhere on your person, so you always know exactly where they are
Stretchability: Made from bungee cords, this efficient keychain makes it easier for you to grab your keys for getting in and out of work rooms so much quicker
Custom-made: Because you can make them yourself – and it’s super easy to do, we’ll show you here – you can choose your colour, diameter and length, so you can make ones that work for you perfectly
Using a lighter, light a flame at one end of the cord to melt it for just a few seconds. Use some super glue to add just a few drops to the end and let it set for a few minutes. Do the same for the other end.
3. Find the centre of the bungee cord
Fold your bungee cord in half to find the centre and to create a loop. Grab your keyring or hook clasp, and pass the centre of the cord through it.
4. Feed the ends through the loop
Once the keyring or hook clasp is a few centimetres down from the bended cord, feed the folded ends through the cord loop.
5. Pull the cord to keep it snug
Then, pull the cord through until it’s snug and tight to the keyring or hook clasp.
6. Measure the width of your hand
From the keyring or hook clasp, measure the cord down about five inches or the width of your hand.
7. Flip over and cross right cord over both
Flip over the cord whilst keeping hold of the place on the cord that you’ve measured against the width of your hand. You will then have the two pieces of cord split. Separate them and cross the right cord over both.
8. Take the left cord and cross it over the right cord only
Once you’ve crossed the right cord over both cords, then take the left cord and cross it over the right cord only, just below the left cord. You should form two hoops by doing so.
9. Pass the left cord underneath and through the right loop
Then, simply feed the left cord that’s underneath the right cord loop through the right cord loop and snug up tight.
10. Cross the left cord over both cords
Next, cross the left cord over both cords underneath.
11. Take right cord and cross over left cord only
From there, take the right cord and cross it over the left cord only that’s underneath it.
12. Pass the right cord underneath and up through the left loop
As you cross the right cord underneath the left cord, pass it behind both the central cords and then through the left loop.
13. Pull both the left and right cords to tighten
Then, pull both of the cords – the left and right – to tighten up the middle part.
14. Pull every knot tight as you go
Make sure to pull every knot down to tighten as you go.
15. Pull the cords to the side too
Don’t forget to pull both the left and right cords to the side also to keep tightening.
16. Repeat down the keychain
Simply keep repeating this down the length of the keychain, tightening both cords as you go.
17. Trim ends close to keychain
Then, once you have knotted all the way down to the keyring, grab the scissors, and trim the ends close to the keychain.
18. Melt the ends and protect with super glue
Get the lighter, and melt those ends for a few seconds, and protect the ends with a small coat of super glue.
19. Attach your keys
Finally, attach your keys to the keyring, and voila, you have made your very own bungee keychain! You can then add a hook clasp to the keyring to attach to a belt or to hang up. Or, if you used a hook clasp at the start, thread a keyring at the other end of the bungee cord keychain. Then, attach the clasp to your belt and have keys at the end of the bungee keychain be easily accessible.
Whatever the length, diameter or colour preference, The Bungee Store has got you covered. Contact us today to order the finest bungee cords around; don’t compromise on quality and value.